Who We Are

Holy Cross is a large suburban congregation located just south of the Crossroads of Pilgrim Road, Appleton Avenue and Menomonee Avenue in Menomonee Falls.  We are just one mile south of the Pilgrim/YY Exit on Interstate 41/45.

Holy Cross is a regional congregation, welcoming members and visitors from throughout the area.  These communities include: Menomonee Falls, Germantown, Richfield, Hubertus, Colgate, Lisbon, Sussex, Brookfield, Elm Grove, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Butler and Brown Deer.

Holy Cross is a multigenerational congregation with people of all ages! This is reflected in activities, ministries and opportunities that span the ages.

Holy Cross is a welcoming congregation. We have folks who are lifelong residents of the area as well as people who have moved into our communities from all around the country.  Those new to the area have often found some of their new “best friends” through worship, fellowship and service opportunities.

Holy Cross is a growing congregation.  We have over 2600 members and are one of the over 10,500 congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. 

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is a faith tradition that is open to all, regardless of background. The ELCA is almost five million members strong, with congregations across the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Holy Cross is a missional congregation:

  • We are proud to be part of the ELCA, a global church which is committed to growing in diversity and strengthening its global, ecumenical and interfaith relationships around the world.
  • Holy Cross is partnered with two center city congregations in Milwaukee, Florist Avenue and Hephatha Lutheran congregations.  We are also connected globally through the Meru Diocese of Tanzania and even more closely with the Seela Parish of that diocese. A new global partnership with the Lutheran Church in El Salvador has also begun.
  • Holy Cross is a strong supporter of our Menomonee Falls Food Pantry, Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan and many other ministries.